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The C&C 26 is a beamy, roomy boat for its size - it's part of the late 70s series that included the 29 mkI and the 34. While of concern, small soft spots are pretty typical for boats of that vintage, esp if any deck leaks are allowed to persist.
If you like the PY 26 too, have a look at the Tanzer 27 -it's based on a similar, if not the same, design.
If the gas engine runs well it won't be the end of the world.. but you need to be vigilant about ventilation. If it's a salt water boat and the engine is RWC (likely) then corrosion may be your biggest issue there.
Good luck in your search!
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)